A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Since a number of folks have asked me for this quote I thought I'd post it. It's from Augustine on how to interpret scripture in his work On Christian Doctrine Book One, section thirty six, paragraph fourty.

"Whoever, therefore thinks that he understands divine Scriptures or any part of them so that it does not build the double love of God and of our neighbor does not understand it at all. Whoever finds a lesson there useful to the building of charity, even though he has not said what the author may be shown to have intended in that place, has not been deceived nor is he lying in any way."

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